Friday Haiku: Life’s A Beach

Searching for the sea
Someone pointed me this way
I hope I find it

My girlfriend took this picture of a baby turtle desperately running to the sea shore - Imgur
From Reddit.



  1. kibblenibble says:

    Teeny flipper foot
    Straayyching with perseverance
    Slappity slap SPLASH!

  2. Looks like he’s tryin’ to hail a cab.

  3. Is this an intentional Small Gods reference, or am I just a Terry Pratchett nut?

  4. gail pierson (bunny) says:

    Or hail a crab! 🙂

  5. Life calls us
    And anxiously if not nervously
    We walk out to it

  6. 260Oakley says:

    New dance sensation
    The sandy-bottomed flip-flop
    Shore to be a hit

  7. Everything about this image is perfect.


  9. Thirty years ago this would be a poster in your guidance counselor’s office.

  10. petless in Puddletown says:

    Go little dude! Don’t turn left at Albuquerque!

  11. I have tried to post my haiku SIX times and WordPress won’t let me!! *pouts* it was good, too. 😦

  12. 😛

  13. I once went to a release of baby turtles into the sea. There were no lights allowed, as it would interfere with their using the moon to find their way. Even with minimal vision, it was an incredible sight.

  14. Reblogged this on ugiridharaprasad.

  15. baileysgrandmom says:

    For such perfection
    Commend the photographer
    And kiss Turtle ‘bye

    Ooooh – my first haiku! But seriously, folks this is a remarkable photo, both emotionally and photographically. Toodles, li’l Turkle!

  16. what? why not? email it in, I will post.

  17. That’s an extremely beautiful photograph! I’ve seen this all over the internets already, knew it would find its way here eventually…

  18. I mailed it! Thanx, Brinke, ol’ chap! 🙂

  19. Determination
    personified in valiant
    struggle to the sea…


  20. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    I’ve got the snow on the brain here in New England. At first I thought this little guy was paddling through snow. Glad he’s not, but rather heading for the warmth of the ocean!

  21. Speak to us, O Pratchett nut!
    Psst: The Turtle Moves.